The Cornell International Affairs Society (CIAS) invites application for the tenth Iteration of Cornell International Affairs Conference (CIAC X). CIAS is a place for undergraduate students to develop their passion for global engagement. In each successive years, the CIAC continues to grow and has become the 4th best collegiate conference in the country.
CIAS offers students from all backgrounds the chance to develop public speaking skills, practice diplomacy, as well as build confidence within a supportive community. To do so, CIAS organizes the annual general meeting, where the members participate in discussing the current issues. Further, it also organizes collegiate Model United Nations circuit, sending delegations to local, regional, and international conferences each semester. CIAS hosts two annual Model UN conferences. It includes the Cornell International Affairs Conference (CIAC) and the Cornell Model United Nations Conference (CMUNC). CIAC is a rapidly growing collegiate conference in its tenth session. While CMUNC is one of the largest high school conferences in the Northeast. It draws over six hundred delegates and advisers from around the world.
Given its massive growth and persistent improvement in every aspect of the conference, the CIAC X aims to become the most enjoyable conferences in MUN experience. Further, CIAC X implements numerous committees that take advantage of both the international moment and creative takes on entertaining topics happening around the world. Thus, CIAC X will have an extremely engaging environment. Also, CIAC X will have committees suited for veteran delegates and new ones alike. This is in part of CIAC’s initiative to create an accessible ivy-league conference and offer a positive experience for all MUN delegates.
We face the need for an increasingly connected world due to ongoing political uncertainty. While, the events that have been rewriting history, international understanding and collaboration remain crucial to finding solutions to global issues. In developing topics for committees, CIAC X seeks to draw on history, present conditions, as well as predictions for the future to bring to life pressing concerns. The four days session of Cornell International Affairs Conference discussion, negotiation, compromise, and ultimate resolution, aims to provide delegates with a more nuanced understanding of the predominant concerns around the world. Therefore, fueling the passion within the delegates for finding tangible solutions to these global issues.
Students can form a delegation from their concerning school and apply for the CIAC X. The application process for the Cornell International Affairs Conference (CIAC X) requires the students to complete the online application form available at the website. Further, the candidates also must pay a mandatory registration fee which amounts to:
Early Registration (1 January-31 July):
Regular Registration (1 August-14 October):
Late Registration (15 October-30 October)
Registration is complete only when your deposit, as well as information regarding your delegation, arrives at CIAC. Only after registration, the delegates will receive a committee assignment.
CIAS will accept the application for the 10th Cornell International Affairs Conference until 30 October 2019. The registration fee is due by 1 November 2019.